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Joan Roughgarden, world renowned expert on biology and ecology, on her challenge to Darwin's theories and promotion of diversity-affirming models of biology and evolution

" Females are not selecting males for their genes, they're selecting to orchestrate the power dynamic so that their offspring will have a good chance of surviving. "
- Joan Roughgarden

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Iraq
• Congressional action and radio's demise
• HRC's Elizabeth Birch announces new trans-inclusion strategy
• 'Six Feet Under' falls
13:23 Question of the Week
" 'ello mate, I am a young fourteen year old and I want to know I a lesbian? I broke up recently with my bloke because I did not like him. I am in love with a lot of women and think of then sexually. I even have a crush on this one girl at school. I told all my friends I was one (they do not care), because I did not know what to tell them. I really do not think I am one and think it is okay to be intimate with a friend and not call in a relationship. I think what I am dealing with is just love--would you agree? "
(from: Anonymous)
21:07 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:50 Boston area (and national) announcements
38:57 Special Message
40:03 Was Darwin wrong about sex roles and mating choices? Yes, according to the director of Stanford University's Earth Systems Program, Joan Roughgarden, who also happens to be male-to-female transsexual. Joan is an expert on biological and ecological diversity, and she is mounting a serious - and credible - challenge to some long-standing beliefs about evolution. Her ideas may profoundly influence the way that we regard ourselves and our behaviors. She also shares her response to a recent book that many believe poses a serious threat to transgender persons.

Joan Roughgarden's Work
• Stanford Report article on Joan Roughgarden
• Her Open Letter to the National Academy of Sciences regarding Bailey's book
Reports on Bailey's lectures
• American Association for the Advancement of Science:
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